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The Pictorial Biography of the
Venerable Master Hsu Yun

  

34. UPHOLDING THE MORAL PRECEPTS, HE WAS NOT MISLED IN A DARK ROOM

 

After paying his respects to the relics, the Master

took a boat to Hangchou and visited the various sacred

areas of San T'ien Chu Mountain. He bowed to Dharma

Masters T'ien Lang (Bright Sky) and Ch'ang Sung (Tall

Pine). The Master then boarded a boat. It being summer,

the small boat was so crowded that all those aboard had to

sleep in common quarters. Adjacent to the Master was a

young woman. Late at night when he was sleeping soundly,

he felt someone touching his body. Waking with a start,

be saw the naked girl and immediately sat upright in the

full-lotus position and recited mantras. Beware!

The verse says:

 

Traveling on the very same boat,

the Master met Matangi's daughter.

Unexpected was his Vajra-strength

and so deep his karma in the Way,

That he sat upright in the Lotus posture,

his mind like motionless water;

Whatever the transformation,

it could not do anything to him.

 

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